Novel topotactic conversion of an organically templated vanadyl phosphate framework into layered structures

Minakshi Asnani, Sanjeev Sharma, Samuel E. Lofland, Kandalam V. Ramanujachary, Philippe A. Buffat, Arunachalam Ramanan

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Abstract

This paper reports a novel topotactic exchange reaction of the ethylenediammonium intercalated mixed-valent vanadyl phosphate, (H 3NCH2CH2NH3)o.5[V 4+0.45V5+0.55O2PO 4-{P(OH)2}0.483], with monovalent cations at room temperature. Alkali metal ions and other monovalent cations (e.g. K +, Rb+, Tl+, NH4+) behave similarly, leading to intercalated layered vanadyl phosphates (basal spacing about 6.3-6.5Å). The amount of cations incorporated between the layers is essentially dictated by the charge present on the layers (equivalent to the amount of V4+ present). The present approach has enabled us to obtain a new phase, Tl0.45VOPO4·0.33H2O, under ambient conditions. All the layered solids show low-temperature magnetic behaviour similar to hydrothermally synthesised products. Treatment with silver ions resulted in a new silver vanadium(v) phosphate Ag3.5VP 1.5O8 [monoclinic; a = 22.557(4), b = 7.973(3), c = 12.430(3) Å and and β= 112.26(2)°] coated with silver metal nanospheres (ca. 15 nm) which, on heating above 400 °C, yielded a 2:1 mixture of two thermodynamically stable phases, Ag2VO 2PO4 and Ag3PO4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-409
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 21 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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